2016 Eastern Regional Silver Stick® Tournament, November 25–27
Back when it was a mere, four-team competition based out of Richmond, Ontario in February 1958, hockey enthusiast, Jack Kinsella, couldn’t have known that his idea would one day become the largest amateur hockey tournament in North America, the International Silver Stick.
The concept came to him after Kinsella watched his son, a Bantam Woodroffe Cardinal from Ottawa West, play against the Bantam Potsdam (NY) Golden Knights. He saw it as a great way for Canadian and American youths to come together in a series of games and promote citizenship and international goodwill through hockey.
The Tournament got its name from the 1903-1905 Stanley Cup champs, the Ottawa Silver Seven. “Silver Seven” referred to a time when players received payment in silver nuggets. Back then, teams only had seven players on the ice (1 goaltender, 2 defenseman, 3 forwards, and 1 rover)—and no subs.
The original tournaments were invitation only and for Peewee and Bantam aged boys. Today, tournaments encompass boys and girls in Canada and the United States, from Mites to Midget 18U.
This year marks the International Silver Stick’s 53rd ice hockey season hosting hockey tournaments across North America—and remains the most exciting youth ice hockey competitions in existence.
Don’t miss out on the fun at the upcoming Eastern Regional Silver Stick® Tournament in Maryland, November 25–27, 2016
Mite (Half Ice A, B & C)
Squirt (AA, A, B)
Peewee (AA, A, B)
Bantam (AA, A, B)
Midget U16 & U18 (AA, A)
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